Product Review: DuWop igels

by Bionic Beauty on 17.Oct.2009 · 7 comments

Bionic Beauty blog review - DuWop igel variety pack

These are a clever little invention called DuWop igels. There are 3 sets of gelatin based eye covers that store in the refrigerator and go over your eyes for about 10 minutes. The gel packs are infused with essential oils and they conform to the shape of your eye to reduce puffiness.

Igels specifically address dark circles with Grapefruit extract and Arnica; fine lines with Vitamin C, Collagen and Green Tea; and reduce swelling with Chamomile. Igels are reusable a few times and will last a bit longer if you don’t fuss with them (i.e. don’t go using them as squishy stress-relievers…).

I think Igels are a great idea, I really do. But I wish they held and distributed a little more product and lasted a bit longer. Overall, I do have puffy eyes from my sinuses and really enjoyed the cooling sensation of DuWop igels in the morning.

DuWop iGels are $25 at duwop.com for a variety pack of the Orange, Purple, and Blue iGels.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Victoria October 17, 2009 at 8:31 am

I would love to try these but maybe not for $25 for a couple use thing. Maybe once they come out with a full time product, I’ll have to invest. I’m such a stickler for money ik, I have the money, but I’m trying to put it away for college. That and I’m going to have to buy a storage unit if I get any more beauty products!! lol

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2 Heather October 17, 2009 at 9:32 am

These look like a great idea, but I’d want them to last longer than just a couple uses for $25 too. I love the colors though!

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3 Luci Weston October 17, 2009 at 5:13 pm

These are totally new to me. Do they dissolve a bit with each use? I agree with Heather & Victoria, $25 seems like a lot for a three pairs but I am curious to try them.

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4 Bionic Beauty October 18, 2009 at 10:58 pm

Hey ladies! Thanks so much for all your comments on the iGels. I didn’t try them, but Bionic Bronnie did. I’m sure she’ll be by soon with her thoughts.

However, I did try out Eye Slices which are very similar: http://bionic-beauty.com/product-review-eye-slices/
They were wonderful! One pack is $20 but they lasted me 11 uses (the usual is 10) but I live in a humid environment. Basically, they dehydrate a little after each use. Eye Slices refills are $15 each. Still a little pricey for a “fluff” item, but I keep a pack on hand (sealed) in case I have a big event/night and my eyes are a puffy mess. Then I just pamper myself a little each morning until that pack dehydrates.

I hope this helps a bit!
Keep up the excellent commentary and have a great start to your week.
~Jami

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5 Briana October 19, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Hi Ladies! Sorry I missed your question’s.

If you move, they both slip off and they both can be reused, but I’m very careful about keeping them clean.

I shop Sephora because their return policy is great. (Sephora has igel’s, but not eyeslice’s) If they don’t work out, you can get a refund.
If someone won’t back their product, IMO, they shouldn’t be selling it!

If I have sinus and swelling issues, my eye’s look horrible. Then the igel’s rock, I use a big saline eye wash to rinse them and stick them back in the fridge. They both are basically infused gelatin..and will tear if messed with….

I really hope that help’s…..igel’s offer longer lasting coolness, eye slices have a bit more fluid product and are thinner. Eyeslice’s have a container for travel …

Keep them clean, clean your hand’s well and remember saline is ph balanced and similar to body chemistry, water is NOT!

I’d love to hear feedback from you if you try them!!!!
Bionic Bronnie AKA Briana!!

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6 Luci Weston October 19, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Thank you for the clarification. Now I am even more curious to try them!

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7 Briana October 19, 2009 at 1:59 pm

They are different that Eyeslice’s..thicker..yeah, they just fall apart after awhile, but each color has different essential oil’s for different purposes…and you get all three for $25, so it’s fun when you wake with puffy eye’s!! I would indulge every single day if I could afford it!
Bionic Bronnie

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